Entering the world very prematurely at just 29 weeks, babies Olivia and Zoe, who had shared a womb for months, were separated so they could receive treatment. Their mum captured the moment they were reunited a month later, in a photo – which shows the twins hugging.
Ann captioned the photo, “27 days after birth, the girls finally got to meet. Zoe immediately went in for the hug.”
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The name of Ann’s Instagram is The Momo Twin Experience, which refers to the fact that the identical twins shared the same aminiotic sac, meaning they were born as monochorionic monoamniotic twins. Diagnosed by ultrasound, the pregnancy would have been extremely high-risk.
Twins Research Australia further explains, “complications can arise which warrant careful, regular monitoring. The most significant dangers relate to cord entanglement and/or compression and twin to twin transfusion.”
But it seems that Olivia and Zoe were determined to defy the odds, deciding to join the world at 28 weeks and five days’ gestation, as their mum posted on Instagram.
“At 28 weeks + 5 days the girls were delivered a bit earlier than expected. They were showing signs of distress on the monitor and had to come out.